Hey, fellow readers! There is a lot going on with my author platform lately, so, if you stumble across my blog somehow, I just want to make sure you know all of the ways you can connect with me.
At the moment, I am working hard on the first draft of my sci fi/ fantasy novel, Pages. It is book one in the Lifebook library and the main focus of the first season of my podcast. I just finished chapter six and am fired up for the next chapter. Interested? Read the preliminary description below and check out the first few chapters on my podcast, linked below.
The body is an avatar connected to where the soul truly resides, a Lifebook. In the midst of a power struggle over the control of as many Lifebooks as possible, Sanya just wants to know who she is… and to find her Lifebook before anyone else.
First off, I have moved my blog over to its new home here on my main website. I am going to leave my other posts up on blogger, so you can still go see them at blogspot.com/livingwordspress. I have been struggling for a while now with figuring out what content to put on my blog versus social media versus the newsletter and so on. I feel as though each one should be somewhat unique to entice you, fair reader, to partake of all of them. The content of each also needs to provide value and not just be about me and my book sales.
In light of that, I will no longer be posting short stories, chapter sneak peeks, or book reviews on my blog. The LWP blog will be dedicated to unique updates, such as this one, and my side interests and inspiration. I will still work hard to provide valuable and entertaining content related to books and the like, so I hope you come back and check it out now and again. What would you like to see on the blog? Leave a comment below, or shoot me an email.
The Living Words Press newsletter will become the go to place for beta copies of my books, sneak peaks, and other special deals and offers. In the past, the newsletter has been a bit sporadic. Valuable posts will become more set on a schedule, but it will still be subject to finding good deals and being able to offer giveaways and so on. I have some awesome emails planned for the newsletter, but I also don’t want to overload my subscribers. What type of content would entice you to join the newsletter? Leave a comment below or shoot me an email.
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Facebook and Twitter
My tweets will either be interesting quotes from the books I’m reading or a nod to my facebook posts. Facebook will be my main place for quick updates about my own books and projects and possibly teasers about the books I’m reading (you’ll have to join the community to find out what books they are, however). My cover reveals will also come via these platforms.
If you haven’t checked me out on these platforms yet, follow me at: @livingwordsp on twitter and https://www.facebook.com/livingwordspress.
Instagram won’t change much. It has been my place for flash fiction and poetry and will remain so. Here’s my account if you are a part of this platform: https://www.instagram.com/livingwordspress/
I recently started a podcast for sci fi and fantasy stories. For the first season, I am reading the rough draft of my current novel, Pages, one chapter at a time. Pages is an awesome sci fi/ fantasy story idea I had while watching a condensed version of Julius Caesar performed at the school where I teach. Every time they needed a weapon or blood, they used paper in one form or another. In the aftershow, they said the paper represented stories and the uniqueness of each character.
I immediately had the idea for a world where your life force is contained in a book instead of your body. That day, the Lifebook library was born. The first book follows Sanya in her search for her identity and her Lifebook. Feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive, so I know you will enjoy listening. Check out the Living Words Podcast on your favorite platform, or follow the link.
Artists have always depended on patrons for support. Patreon is a continuation of that tradition. My patreon is currently a pay per post where I will put out an audio episode once per month discussing the behind the scenes of my current podcast episode/ season. My plans are to expand the patreon to include a support tier for my short stories and novellas and a top tier where you can read copies of the rough drafts I am currently working on. If you want to show your support for a few dollars per month, check me out here.
Band App (My Community)
The newest addition to my author platform is my presence on the band app for groups. If the newsletter sounds like too much, or you just don’t want more emails, I would encourage you to join my community on Band. Here, I will send out short notifications about my recommended books, games, movies, authors, events, and special offers. This is the best and most convenient way to stay up to date on my current releases and a bunch of vetted entertainment. If you are like me and have a hard time finding the right book, the Band app is where I want you to be! I will make sure you have periodic books to read that I have already vetted for quality and content. If you want info on quality entertainment, hit me up here.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Remember, the best way to support authors and artists you like is to like, review, comment, or follow something they have done. I hope to see you on one of my platforms. Happy reading.